Period
to 6 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 6 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 76 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,502 3,171 3,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.37% 3.31% 3.51%
As % of the Applications category 38.69% 39.47% 39.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,474 1,914 2,090
England median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £171 £180 £163
90th Percentile £588 £588 £593
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.88% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 225 237
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +6.44%
10th Percentile £10.80 £9.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.18 £42.25 £36.01
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +6.74%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6,466 8,033 8,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.70% 8.38% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,794 4,750 5,296
England median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.71%
10th Percentile £142 £146 £148
90th Percentile £552 £563 £575
UK median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 735 697
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.17% -2.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.25 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.00 £40.40 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £17.95 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.19% +3.23% -3.13%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 6 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 1,115 £413 -2.94% 198
South East +8 545 £335 -10.43% 157
North of England +18 314 £325 -1.52% 135
South West +14 204 £388 +3.33% 80
North West +30 176 £325 -1.52% 84
Midlands -4 171 £320 -1.54% 119
East of England +24 145 £281 -19.64% 90
West Midlands -4 109 £313 -3.85% 74
Yorkshire -2 97 £325 -7.14% 39
East Midlands -2 61 £325 +10.92% 45
North East +15 41 £375 +20.97% 12
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,049 (41.93%) Microsoft
2 843 (33.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 762 (30.46%) Finance
4 704 (28.14%) Microsoft Office
5 681 (27.22%) SQL
6 587 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
7 402 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
8 401 (16.03%) Project Management
9 376 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
10 342 (13.67%) SQL Server
11 317 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
12 316 (12.63%) Power Platform
13 312 (12.47%) SharePoint
14 308 (12.31%) Power BI
15 279 (11.15%) VBA
16 278 (11.11%) MS Visio
16 278 (11.11%) Data Analysis
17 276 (11.03%) Windows
18 264 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
18 264 (10.55%) Security Cleared
19 255 (10.19%) Analytics
20 243 (9.71%) Degree
21 222 (8.87%) Migration
21 222 (8.87%) Oracle
22 199 (7.95%) Microsoft Project
23 198 (7.91%) SC Cleared
23 198 (7.91%) PMO
24 189 (7.55%) Change Management
25 185 (7.39%) Visualisation
26 181 (7.23%) Tableau

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 312 (12.47%) SharePoint
2 58 (2.32%) Confluence
3 49 (1.96%) SAS
4 41 (1.64%) Skype for Business
5 24 (0.96%) CMS
6 21 (0.84%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 15 (0.60%) IIS
9 10 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.28%) Apache
10 7 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.28%) Jupyter
11 6 (0.24%) Documentum
11 6 (0.24%) Drupal
11 6 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.20%) Captiva
12 5 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.16%) Jetty
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 843 (33.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 704 (28.14%) Microsoft Office
3 278 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 199 (7.95%) Microsoft Project
5 114 (4.56%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.56%) SPSS
7 13 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.48%) Acrobat
9 9 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.28%) XMetaL
11 5 (0.20%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.12%) Lectora
12 3 (0.12%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.12%) Snagit
12 3 (0.12%) Stata
13 2 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.080%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.080%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.080%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (0.60%) SAP HCM
4 14 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 13 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
6 12 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 12 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
7 11 (0.44%) Eloqua
7 11 (0.44%) Oracle TCA
8 10 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.36%) SAP HR
10 8 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
12 6 (0.24%) Misys Opics
13 5 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
13 5 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 316 (12.63%) Power Platform
2 150 (6.00%) Office 365
3 146 (5.84%) Azure
4 73 (2.92%) AWS
5 44 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
6 35 (1.40%) PowerApps
7 30 (1.20%) SaaS
8 26 (1.04%) Azure Functions
8 26 (1.04%) Google Sheets
8 26 (1.04%) Serverless
9 22 (0.88%) OneDrive
10 20 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
11 19 (0.76%) GCP
11 19 (0.76%) Microsoft Flow
12 16 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
13 15 (0.60%) GitHub
14 14 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
15 12 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.48%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.12%) Skype
2 46 (1.84%) Internet
3 32 (1.28%) LAN
4 30 (1.20%) WAN
5 24 (0.96%) Firewall
6 22 (0.88%) VPN
7 21 (0.84%) WebEx
8 20 (0.80%) SAN
9 19 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (0.72%) DNS
10 18 (0.72%) Wireless
11 16 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
11 16 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (0.52%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.52%) Intranet
13 12 (0.48%) DHCP
13 12 (0.48%) VoIP
14 11 (0.44%) HTTP
15 9 (0.36%) TCP/IP
16 8 (0.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 308 (12.31%) Power BI
3 138 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 137 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
5 117 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 113 (4.52%) MS Access
7 74 (2.96%) Relational Database
8 71 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 56 (2.24%) QlikView
10 43 (1.72%) Big Data
11 42 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
12 30 (1.20%) Oracle Database
12 30 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
13 29 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 28 (1.12%) Data Mining
15 27 (1.08%) PowerPivot
16 24 (0.96%) MySQL
17 23 (0.92%) Hadoop
18 22 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
18 22 (0.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 119 (4.76%) JIRA
2 45 (1.80%) Visual Studio
3 21 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 18 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 18 (0.72%) Selenium
6 16 (0.64%) Cucumber
6 16 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 12 (0.48%) Subversion
8 10 (0.40%) Gatling
9 8 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
11 6 (0.24%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
11 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 5 (0.20%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.20%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 762 (30.46%) Finance
2 156 (6.24%) Public Sector
3 149 (5.96%) Banking
3 149 (5.96%) Telecoms
4 104 (4.16%) Marketing
5 86 (3.44%) Retail
6 80 (3.20%) Legal
7 65 (2.60%) Front Office
8 37 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 31 (1.24%) Law
11 28 (1.12%) Billing
12 22 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.84%) Back Office
14 20 (0.80%) German Language
15 19 (0.76%) Military
16 17 (0.68%) Publishing
17 16 (0.64%) Advertising
18 15 (0.60%) Local Government
19 14 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 943 (37.69%) Analyst
2 322 (12.87%) Developer
3 306 (12.23%) Data Analyst
4 206 (8.23%) Business Analyst
5 146 (5.84%) Coordinator
6 109 (4.36%) Administrator
7 104 (4.16%) Project Manager
8 95 (3.80%) Consultant
9 83 (3.32%) Project Coordinator
10 78 (3.12%) SQL Developer
11 76 (3.04%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 75 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 66 (2.64%) Junior
14 65 (2.60%) Financial Analyst
15 54 (2.16%) Excel Analyst
15 54 (2.16%) Service Analyst
16 52 (2.08%) PMO Analyst
16 52 (2.08%) SQL Analyst
17 51 (2.04%) VBA Developer
18 50 (2.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (4.64%) .NET
2 64 (2.56%) HTML
3 58 (2.32%) XML
4 37 (1.48%) ASP.NET
5 36 (1.44%) CSS
5 36 (1.44%) Web Services
6 25 (1.00%) MDX
7 20 (0.80%) Middleware
7 20 (0.80%) WinForms
8 16 (0.64%) jQuery
8 16 (0.64%) React
8 16 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 15 (0.60%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.44%) HTML5
10 11 (0.44%) SAP Fiori
10 11 (0.44%) WPF
11 10 (0.40%) JSON
12 9 (0.36%) .NET Core
13 7 (0.28%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 587 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 130 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (1.88%) NHS
5 34 (1.36%) User Experience
6 33 (1.32%) Data Structures
7 29 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 26 (1.04%) Derivative
9 24 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (0.92%) Algorithms
10 23 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 20 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
12 18 (0.72%) Blackberry
13 17 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (0.68%) PMI
13 17 (0.68%) Public Cloud
14 13 (0.52%) e-Learning
14 13 (0.52%) FMCG
15 12 (0.48%) Equities
15 12 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 276 (11.03%) Windows
2 139 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 56 (2.24%) Apple iOS
4 46 (1.84%) Windows Server
5 44 (1.76%) Linux
5 44 (1.76%) Windows 7
6 35 (1.40%) Unix
7 20 (0.80%) Android
8 19 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 12 (0.48%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.36%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.28%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
2 401 (16.03%) Project Management
3 376 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
4 317 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
5 278 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 264 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 255 (10.19%) Analytics
8 222 (8.87%) Migration
9 189 (7.55%) Change Management
10 185 (7.39%) Visualisation
11 153 (6.12%) PRINCE2
12 151 (6.04%) ETL
13 150 (6.00%) ITIL
14 138 (5.52%) Project Delivery
15 134 (5.36%) Decision-Making
16 119 (4.76%) Business Analysis
17 113 (4.52%) Data Modelling
18 108 (4.32%) Time Management
19 107 (4.28%) CRM
20 104 (4.16%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 681 (27.22%) SQL
2 279 (11.15%) VBA
3 130 (5.20%) Python
4 119 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 110 (4.40%) C#
6 77 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 77 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 54 (2.16%) R
8 53 (2.12%) C
9 52 (2.08%) VB
10 38 (1.52%) Java
11 36 (1.44%) C++
11 36 (1.44%) PL/SQL
12 34 (1.36%) VB.NET
13 24 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 16 (0.64%) MATLAB
14 16 (0.64%) VBScript
15 12 (0.48%) Scala
16 11 (0.44%) PHP
17 8 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 264 (10.55%) Security Cleared
2 243 (9.71%) Degree
3 198 (7.91%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 38 (1.52%) ISEB
6 37 (1.48%) PMP
7 32 (1.28%) CIMA
8 26 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 26 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 24 (0.96%) ACCA
9 24 (0.96%) ISTQB
10 20 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.56%) CISSP
13 14 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (0.52%) CCNA
14 13 (0.52%) HND
15 12 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (7.91%) PMO
2 114 (4.56%) Data Quality
3 106 (4.24%) QA
4 72 (2.88%) SLA
5 43 (1.72%) GDPR
6 19 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.64%) IFRS
8 14 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.52%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.40%) P3O
10 10 (0.40%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.24%) MiFID
12 4 (0.16%) Def Stans
12 4 (0.16%) NIST
13 3 (0.12%) COREP
13 3 (0.12%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.12%) GxP
13 3 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 112 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.24%) HDFS
6 5 (0.20%) Firmware
6 5 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.20%) XenApp
7 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.12%) vSphere
9 2 (0.080%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.080%) NFS
9 2 (0.080%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.040%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.040%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.040%) VMFS
10 1 (0.040%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (1.44%) SCCM
2 17 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (0.48%) Puppet
4 10 (0.40%) HP ALM
4 10 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (0.36%) Control-M
6 8 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
8 6 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.16%) Salt
10 3 (0.12%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.12%) Nagios
10 3 (0.12%) Netcool
10 3 (0.12%) SCOM
10 3 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.12%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,049 (41.93%) Microsoft
2 222 (8.87%) Oracle
3 181 (7.23%) Tableau
4 173 (6.91%) SAP
5 74 (2.96%) Google
6 63 (2.52%) Remedy
7 57 (2.28%) ServiceNow
8 53 (2.12%) Adobe
9 48 (1.92%) IBM
10 36 (1.44%) Cisco
10 36 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
11 35 (1.40%) Dell
12 34 (1.36%) HP
13 27 (1.08%) Cognos
14 22 (0.88%) VMware
15 21 (0.84%) Citrix
15 21 (0.84%) Cloudera
16 20 (0.80%) Ariba
17 19 (0.76%) Sparx
18 18 (0.72%) Workday